The majority of members of the Kihiu Mwiri land buying company are yet to receive their title deeds more than a month after President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered their issue.
Issuing title deeds to residents of the Kenyatta Farm in Murang’a county on September 16, the President ordered the directors to issue titles to all members of the land buying company.
Members were to collect their titles from the Lands office in Murang’a town from October 26, but the registrar, Nancy Njenga, did not release them due to “enormous anomalies”.
The titles were to be released in batches, with the list of the first 132 members to get their titles displayed at the Murang’a Lands registry and Mitumbiri district office in Gatanga subcounty.
Only 33 members received their titles while the other documents were returned to the National Titling Centre at Survey of Kenya headquarters in Nairobi for correction.
“We are urging the members to remain calm as we sort out the land documents to ensure the information is correct,” Njenga said.
Kakuzi Mitumbiri MCA James Kiarie has urged the government to hasten the process.
“Although the officials at the Lands department have been in constant communication with the shareholders on the titles issuance process, we urge the government to solve the issues to stop anxiety among members which is on the rise,” he said.
The leadership of the company, which has over 6,000 members, was split into two factions as members disagreed on the method of subdividing the land which halted title deeds issuance.
Eleven directors of the firm have been murdered in recent years.